We are looking for an illustration for our production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! The basic rules:
1. Drawn with black pen or very dark pencil on white unlined paper no larger in size than 8.5 x 11 inches.
2. Do not include the name of the show.
3. Do include the artist's name.
4. All artists must be young people, aged 18 and younger.
5. Deadline: October 9th

Thank you SO much to everyone who auditioned for this show. I am looking forward to working with a very talented group of young people.

Parents: Please be watching your email for the link to accept the role. It should arrive within the next 12 hours. The email will also contain information about upcoming important dates. The official rehearsal calendar will be posted by the middle of the week.


We had a great time the last two days! Now it's time for casting. Please read the attached information about what happens next.

We are so excited to welcome everyone back to Smiles and Frowns Playhouse!

Please use the link below to sign up for an audition block and be certain to read all about this new audition process, along with all the other information in the documents posted under the Cast/Crew tab. Also don't forget to complete the paperwork--3 forms for actors; 1 form for tech crew. We look for to seeing you next week!

The time is nearly here! And we've certainly waited long enough.

Auditions will be September 7th and 8th from 5 to 7pm

Please review the files attached to this post for lots of information about responsibilities and expectations and the three forms for actors and one for tech crew members that need to be completed and brought to one of the audition dates.

It's been a long time and we are so excited to be returning to the stage.
Make plans today to join us for auditions, September 7th or 8th from 5-7pm at the Arts and Recreation Building, 4354 Lee St in Ayden.
We are looking forward to staging Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with rehearsals starting September 20th, performances November 12th and 13th.
Please check the FAQ tab for details about the process and the Cast/Crew tab for the necessary paperwork to complete (after August 31st).

The time has come to sign up the the Smiles and Frowns Clubhouse workshops. Please follow or copy this link:

All of the necessary paperwork is now available under the cast/crew tab at the top of this page.

We are looking forward to having some fun on stage this spring. Thanks for joining us!

After a year of no performances at the Doug Mitchell Auditorium in Ayden, Smiles and Frowns Playhouse is excited to announce we are following up last fall's PopUp Playhouse with a series of acting workshops we're collectively calling Smiles and Frowns Clubhouse! There will be three different workshops-one for each age group--5-8 years, 9-12 years, and 13-18 years with different topics for each. Depending on interest, other workshops may be offered in upcoming months.

March 27th from 12:30pm to 4:30pm--ages 13-18
Powerful Pauses--Exercises in dramatic and comedic timing

Even without a show in production, Smiles and Frowns Playhouse will still be awarding the annual Andrea Croskery Smiles and Frowns Playhouse scholarship. The deadline for is rapidly approaching. The scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior who has participated in at least three Smiles and Frowns Playhouse productions and is planning to continue their education. The completed application and accompanying documents must be delivered or postmarked by January 31st. The winner of the award will be announced in March.

This is another very difficult announcement to make. It has become clearly evident that the ongoing and worsening COVID-19 pandemic requires Smiles and Frowns Playhouse to again cancel our production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Our hope is that the fall will bring better circumstances and we will be able to stage the production then.